5  Greg Avery
Greg Avery


Newark, Ohio

High School:
Newark HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 170


High School: An all-around, fundamentally strong backcourt player who knows how to score, was a three-year starter at Newark HS and head coach Jeff Quackenbush ... Named third team All-Ohio and first team all-district as a senior, averaging 18.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game to help lead his squad to a 24-4 overall record and a Division I state championship, tallying a career-best 33 points in the title game to earn the Columbus Dispatch Player of the Week accolades ... Led his team in scoring 22 times last season ... Was named ThisWeek's Community Newspaper 2008 Player of the Year becoming the only player to repeat with the yearly honor ... As a junior, helped the Wildcats go 23-2 and advance to the Division I regional finals before bowing out to eventual state champion, Cincinnati Moeller ... Became the sixth Newark High player to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau, finishing with 1,131 points as a prep.

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